Rakshita (Raks) Patel (rakspatel) wrote in mycroft_brolly,
Rakshita (Raks) Patel

Sidney Paget Illustrations: "The Death of Sherlock Holmes"

Here is the third of my iconic Signey Paget illustrations from the Strand magazine.

Picture credit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Holmes_reichenbach.jpg

"A few words may suffice to tell the little that remains. An examination by experts leaves little doubt that a personal contest between the two men ended, as it could hardly fail to end in such a situation, in their reeling over, locked in each other's arms. Any attempt at recovering the bodies was absolutely hopeless, and there, deep down in that dreadful cauldron of swirling water and seething foam, will lie for all time the most dangerous criminal and the foremost champion of the law of their generation."

- The Adventure of the Final Problem

Now, as we all know, Reichenbach will feature in the second series of Sherlock, which is not airing until the New Year. However, what I have done is come up with the nearest possible equivalent from the first series (nothing gets in the way of Raks Patel promoting Sherlock!):

Photo credit: aithine

And that face - classic! Which is another excuse for me to give a HUGE shout out to the genius that is Andrew Scott! (and yes, in case you have not guessed, I am totally smitten with Mr Scott, after Emperor and Galilean!).
Tags: andrew scott, art, sherlock, sherlock holmes
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